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Alan Kreditor (In Memoriam 1936-2020)

Professor, Senior Vice President Emeritus
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As senior vice president, Alan Kreditor spearheaded the most ambitious fundraising effort in USC’s history, the Building on Excellence campaign, raising $2.9 billion – the most successful campaign in higher education at the time. During his 16 year tenure as senior vice president, USC raised more than $5.5 billion. Also real estate and urban planning expert, Kreditor was founding dean of the USC School of Urban Planning and Development in 1974. As dean, Kreditor established the Lusk Center for Real Estate, linking developers, lenders, investors, and designers with faculty and students. He was the first holder of the Lusk Chair in Real Estate Development and is now a member of the center’s Executive Committee. He served as chairman of the California Building Industry Foundation and the Los Angeles Urban Design Advisory Committee, and he served on advisory committees for the National Science Foundation, The National Institutes of Health and the Urban Mass Transit Administration. He is former VP of the International Association of Urban and Regional Research and Education and was a founding member of the Pacific Rim Council on Urban Development.